BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – On Saturday, forces of the Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name Jabhat al-Nusra) attempted to overrun positions of rival Islamist group Jabhat Tahrir Souriya in Aleppo province’s western countryside.
Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham launched an armored assault aimed at outflanking the stronghold town of Dart Izza’ via the southeastern direction.
In the event, the jihadist armored strike group ran into wall of anti-tank missile fire at the village of Ajeel which made very quick work of it.
According to post-engagement accounts, Jabhat Tahrir Souriya’s tank hunter teams managed to knock out no less than three main battle tanks belonging to Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham during what was a short but deadly battle.
Furthermore, the Al-Qaeda affiliate group also lost a BMP infantry fighting vehicle due to a direct hit from a anti-tank guided missile.
Recently, the official media arm of Harakat Noor al-Din al-Zenki released footage on YouTube of the militant group’s anti-armor teams knocking out three Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham battle tanks.